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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: Diabetes makes it harder to fight off all infections and increases the likelihood of complications.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not always: Having diabetes doesn't automatically put you at increased risk, especially if you are otherwise healthy and your diabetes is under good control. The best thing to do is to address your overall health (exercise, diet, attitude) while getting specific treatment for your diabetes and legionnaires.

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